humans peer over the rim of one of the martian canals. they see, reflected in the water, marcion's, and themselves. -- marcion's and themselves. as we look for to one of those days, i would like to pull -- go to pete, who will tell us about our intrepid marchand, the rover curiosity -- martian, the rover curiosity. >> i would like to, before i begin, have a small round of applause for ray bradbury. [applause] he was a friend of jpl, as well as the space program. several people, including myself, had the honor of meeting him. a very appropriate gesture. you are looking at a smiling, ecstatic project manager. we have completed -- everything is going extremely well, really, extremely well.